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Old 08-25-2006, 08:34 AM   #1
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Default Where are the Baja lifts?

Is there ever gonna be a Baja lift? Ever?

Does anyone have any new news on this?

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Old 08-26-2006, 03:23 PM   #2
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Is there ever gonna be a Baja lift? Ever?

Does anyone have any new news on this?

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I know they do sell extra load springs for us wich raises the back about 1.5 in the rear only.Look for lift kits in AUS they should be the same as legacyout back
since everything else is labled under our car as an legacy out back. If not go buy a good set of hockey pucks and let us know how it went
do you belong to Buffaloscooby forum at all?

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Old 08-26-2006, 03:49 PM   #3
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Scorpion used to make lift kits for the Baja, Outback and Forester....I'll see if I can find some pics....
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Old 08-26-2006, 06:31 PM   #4
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AlliedArmament is working on one: http://alliedarmament.homestead.com/SubParts.html

Scorpion Has one but I'm not sure who sells the kits in the U.S. anymore: http://scorpionsubaru.com/index.html
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Old 08-26-2006, 11:08 PM   #5
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the scorpion kit doesnt work on the Baja without a bit of modification and time.

It is made for an Outback wagon. The rear suspension of an Outback and a Baja is not the same.

AA has been working on a lift for a long time now. It seems they have moved on to other things.

Mudrat was too. But, again, no word on progress after over a year. So, who knows!
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Old 08-27-2006, 12:19 PM   #6
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huh, another yellow baja in the area-lol.

pgv if you find one, let us know-we need one bad, before we break something for real the next time, lol.
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Old 08-28-2006, 08:19 AM   #7
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Well, not yellow, but I still like it anyway!

YB, if you want some ground clearence now go for the lift springs. Fast, not too spendy, MUCH better handling and ride (IMHO). There are taller options to scorpions now too.

But, don't go more than two inches max on a suspension lift.
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Old 08-28-2006, 10:24 AM   #8
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Default Mudrat in Oregon might help you

This guy might be able to do custom lifts for a Baja. It looks like he'll lift any Subaru. Interesting Baja bumpers, too.
http://www.oregonoffroadsubaruclub.org/catalog.htm
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Old 08-28-2006, 12:27 PM   #9
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yes another school bus yellow baja ,but northtown was giving it away so I gave up fast and cool with my wrx for space and added saftey for my child with school bus yellow
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Old 08-28-2006, 12:42 PM   #10
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That's mudrats page he is noted above^^^^^^
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Old 08-28-2006, 03:00 PM   #11
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at people trying to tell pgv about Baja lifts... he could write the book!
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Old 08-28-2006, 04:58 PM   #12
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at people trying to tell pgv about Baja lifts... he could write the book!
Well, maybe a short one...with really big print. ;-)
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Old 08-28-2006, 05:02 PM   #13
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Large fonts FTW!!
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Old 08-28-2006, 10:05 PM   #14
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pgv, which lift springs?

blfowrx-is it a classic with "baja" across the windshield?
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Old 08-28-2006, 10:56 PM   #15
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I have Scorpions. I like them...stiff and not too expensive.

They were the only ones available a couple years ago when I got them.
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Old 10-04-2006, 08:07 PM   #16
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I tried to get people interested in a lift for the BAJA, but there was little to no interest. We put together a group buy had four or five members commit, and only one of them was truly going to drop the money on it, because of the lack of interest we dropped the project. We have most of the parts to make a lift for the vehicle because most of our older Outback Lift parts transfer. Unfortunately, another problem I ran to with not only this board but also with "other" boards was a hostility from the administrators, a lot of which I guess don't believe in capitilism!
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Old 10-04-2006, 08:22 PM   #17
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I tried to get people interested in a lift for the BAJA, but there was little to no interest. We put together a group buy had four or five members commit, and only one of them was truly going to drop the money on it, because of the lack of interest we dropped the project. We have most of the parts to make a lift for the vehicle because most of our older Outback Lift parts transfer. Unfortunately, another problem I ran to with not only this board but also with "other" boards was a hostility from the administrators, a lot of which I guess don't believe in capitilism!
The way I remember it, you said you had a car apart that the lift was going on and then realized the rear wasn't going to be so easy, then we didn't hear from you for awhile, then you got busy with other stuff. There was also some question of who did what first between you and Mudrat I believe.

The main thing is, I don't think it's unreasonable to want to see what you're selling before I buy. I'd still be interested if you could show me a lifted Baja and what went into it.
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Old 10-05-2006, 01:17 PM   #18
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I think Texas S has it right.

I know I dropped you guys at least a couple emails over the last few months asking about progress and got no response, so I gave up.

Given that a few fabricators have claimed they were going to make a lift, then just bailed out on it when it got a bit tricky, it's not at all strange for folks here to want to see the goods before dropping their money.

So, show us what you got, and then you will get some business. I am confident of that.
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Old 10-05-2006, 05:50 PM   #19
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I love my 03'. The only regret i have with this vehicle is the clearance and I bought it before any body knew anything about the turbo models, so mine is a little slower than I like. I'm also married with two kids so i don't get to drop the money into it that I would if I were single or if my wife would just get a dang job! But ya'll are right about the pics. Everytime I think I found someone or something that would work on it, its a pic of something else. Most of the time, it's not even a Subaru. Show real pic's and you'll get real buyers.
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:02 PM   #20
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The only part that was complicated about the lift was redesignging where the downpipe and accessories for the turbo were to be rerouted. I was going to spend 20 large on a baja turbo just to get the lift done, because we had the several people who said they were going to make the plunge (sparking a lite that there may be a market for the product), but in the end only one person called to make the purchase (for which we didn't charge there card, we just wanted the commitment). If you didn't think we were capable of building it than you shouldn't have made a promise to make a purchase and not follow through with it. In the two years we have been in business we have come out with over 30 new products and none of which have had any problems, I think we are capable of getting a product to market without much worry. The other part of the puzzle here is that the market is to small for such a product, I would be amazed if we sold 10 baja lifts in a year at $600, since we've made lift kits for the EA82's, EA81's, and EJ Outbacks, we have sold an accumalated sale of 65 lift kits at an average price of $400, when we have sold over 400 1919 rifles at $1000 plus.

As for emails not being answered I had Jason our sales rep t kill all lift kit sales because there a pain in the ass. If someone wants to buy 50 lift kits for baja's we'll build them, but for the meantime its dead and there is only a handful of companies that could/would build them.

Maybe you guys could talk to Scott at SJR.com he might be interested in taking on the project. Hes a nice guy and is easy to work with.
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Old 10-10-2006, 05:11 PM   #21
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So, does this mean that you have one worked out for the NA Bajas??? Why didn't you say so!
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